| Aug 26, 2012
| 7:00 AM
The Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre's presentation of “Dance in the USA” at the John Anson Ford Theatre on Aug. 17 was sometimes whimsical, other times inspiring and, a few times, a bit lackluster.
However, overall, the Burbank dance company'...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 8:12 PM
For a true sample of what Newport Beach's culinary scene has to offer, look no further than the annual Taste of Newport.
Hosted by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce and staffed by an army of more than 1,000 volunteers, the Taste draws more than 50,...
| Feb 24, 2012
Mike Melvoin, a pianist/composer/arranger whose credits reach from Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson and the Beach Boys, and who was the first active musician to serve as national president of the Recording Academy, has died. He was 74.
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:33 PM
The City Council approved a $15,000 supplementary grant Tuesday that will keep the Day Laborer Hiring Area operating on Laguna Canyon Road.
Funding for the Laguna Canyon Road center was included in a $20,000 Community Assistance Grant awarded to the...
| Mar 6, 2012
Frank Marocco, a rare jazz accordionist, a first-call studio musician and one of the most recorded accordion players in the world, has died. He was 81.
Marocco died Saturday at his home in the San Fernando Valley, after having been hospitalized at...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia often delivers the unexpected — even in a show called "Hot Nostalgia II," billed as "an original musical review."
It's all that and more, featuring a kaleidoscope of musical moments from the 1920s through the...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 8:38 PM
Jimmy O'Neill, an Oklahoman barely out of his teens when he became Los Angeles' top-rated radio deejay and only 24 when he catapulted to national celebrity as the host of "Shindig!," one of the earliest rock 'n' roll shows on prime-time television, died...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 7:14 PM
Q: Why was Moses punished because he doubted water would arise in the desert? It seems like such a trivial reason for punishment after being a faithful servant for such a long time. — L., Ocala, Fla., via firstname.lastname@example.org
| Feb 5, 2013
| 9:16 AM
The Americans celebrated in the Joffrey Ballet's "American Legends" program aren't all choreographers.
The bill does include works by U.S. dance giants Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp and Gerald Arpino. But it also boasts a new creation from the Houston...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 9:23 PM
Paul Tanner, a trombonist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra who became a prominent jazz educator at UCLA and created an unusual electronic musical instrument heard on the Beach Boys' classic 1966 hit "Good Vibrations," has died. He was 95.
| Feb 7, 2013
| 4:39 AM
Finally after enduring weeks of drama, fighting and little talent during the audition rounds, tonight we got to endure more drama, fighting and little talent all the way in Hollywood.
Where is Simon Cowell when you need him?
Things were mixed up and...